Gustave Moreau, 1891 - Arion - fine art print

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In 1891 the French artist Gustave Moreau created the 19th century painting Arion. The more than 120 years old original was made with the size: Height: 45,5 cm, Width: 37 cm. Oil, Wood (material) was used by the painter as the medium of the artwork. The original artwork's inscription is the following: "Signature - Bottom left, with dedication: "Gustave Moreau / her dear friend and colleague J. Chaplain"". Furthermore, this work of art belongs to the Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris's digital collection, which is located in Paris, France. We are happy to state that the public domain masterpiece is provided with courtesy of Petit Palais Paris.The creditline of the artwork is: . Besides this, the alignment is in portrait format with a ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter, sculptor Gustave Moreau was a European artist from France, whose style can mainly be classified as Symbolism. The painter lived for a total of 72 years and was born in 1826 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France and died in the year 1898.

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  • Printed poster on canvas material: The Artprinta poster is a printed canvas with a slightly rough surface structure. A print poster is suited for framing the fine art print in a custom frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm around the print, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Glossy acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): An print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes referred to as a an art print on plexiglass, will transform the original into great home decoration. The work of art is made with the help of state-of-the-art UV direct print technology. This makes impressive and vivid colors.
  • Aluminium dibond: This is a metal print made on aluminium dibond with an impressive depth - for a modern impression and non-reflective surface structure. For the Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the selected artwork onto the aluminium composite surface. The white & bright parts of the original artpiece shine with a silk gloss but without the glare.
  • The canvas print: The printed canvas, not to be confused with a canvas painting, is a digital replica printed onto cotton canvas. A canvas produces the typical impression of three-dimensionality. Your canvas of this work of art will let you turn your art print into a large size work of art as you would see in a real gallery. How can I hang a canvas on the wall? Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without the support of any wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suited for any type of wall.

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About this item

Article categorization: art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct printing
Production: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Proposed product use: wall picture, art print gallery
Orientation: portrait format
Side ratio: 1 : 1.2
Image aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available product materials: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: unframed product

Structured information on the artpiece

Painting title: "Arion"
Classification of the work of art: painting
Category: modern art
Time: 19th century
Created in the year: 1891
Artwork age: around 120 years old
Painted on: Oil, Wood (material)
Original dimensions: Height: 45,5 cm, Width: 37 cm
Artwork original signature: Signature - Bottom left, with dedication: "Gustave Moreau / her dear friend and colleague J. Chaplain"
Museum / location: Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris
Place of museum: Paris, France
Available at: Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Petit Palais Paris

Artist details

Artist name: Gustave Moreau
Additional names: Gustave Moreau, מורו גוסטב, ギユスターヴ, moreau gustave, Moreau Gustave, G. Moreau, Moreau
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Professions of the artist: painter, sculptor
Country of origin: France
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Symbolism
Died at the age of: 72 years
Year of birth: 1826
Birthplace: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Died: 1898
Town of death: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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What does the curator team of the Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris state about the 19th century work of art from the painter and sculptor Gustave Moreau? (© Copyright - Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris -

The painting depicts the poet Arion, saved from drowning, carried by a dolphin. Standing on the animal, richly dressed and wearing a golden laurel wreath, it strum lyre that holds up above it. The rocks which limit the horizon silhouetted against a stormy sky illuminated by the setting sun. Seagulls fly over the waves.

In Greco-Roman mythology, Arion is a musician from Methymna on the island of Lesbos. Herodotus tells that, returning from Taranto, Arion was seized by pirates; before being thrown into the sea, he asked to sing one last time and dolphins, attracted by his music brought him back to earth safe and sound.

Arion (Greek mythology)

mythological figure, Lyre, Dolphin, Laurel Wreath, Sunset, Seagull

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